A group of preschoolers were asked what happens to people when they get old. Some of the answers are hilarious; others poignant.

“You don’t die, but your body dies”

Some of the responses hint at an awareness of frailty, tissue decline (especially of the skin), and loss of mobility, but overall it sounds like they’re mostly unaware of the true ravages of advanced age. In a way it’s a mercy that none of the young ones mentioned (i.e., were aware of) incontinence, neurodegeneration, cancer, sexual dysfunction, diabetes, hearing and vision loss …

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